Sunday, 29 October 2017

Gorilla

First, some news to share.  I was thrilled to be invited to join the Crafty Calendar Challenge DT recently!  The challenge starts on the first Saturday of each month, so my first DT post will be next Saturday.  

My great nephew was 8 years old yesterday.  He loves all animals, especially monkeys and gorillas and has a big collection of soft toy gorillas.  When we took him out for the day recently, he chose to go to Exmoor Zoo.  I think he may be the next David  Attenborough!
I haven't got a gorilla stamp and couldn't find a gorilla digi stamp anywhere online, but managed to find this pre-coloured image as a free download.  I used a Presscut stepper die for the green base card.  I wanted a pop of yellow, but after failing to find a banana sticker, I settled for making a punched sunflower.   The leaves are punched with a Woodware punch.

Here are my two favourite photos taken at Exmoor Zoo in the monkey house.  Gilby picked up a fuchsia flower from the floor before we went in.  He stood with it, twisting between his fingers next to the glass, not saying a word.  We watched the little monkey trying to touch the flower for about five or ten minutes.  


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35 comments:

  1. How cute the photos with your nephew and the monkey, Liz! I love the card you made for him. The gorilla image is lovely and the yellow flower looks great. Beautiful card, my friend.

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  2. Congratulations on the DT post! Your gorilla is adorable and you've made him into a super card
    Jane

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  3. Liz, your card is so cute and I bet he loved it. Those pictures of him and the monkey are adorable. He is a cutie! Congratulations on being on the DT.

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  4. Congratulations on your new role. This is a perfect card for an animal loving wee person, I love the touch of yellow

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  5. Lovely photos of Gilby and you can tell he has an affinity with animals. I love that gorilla card Liz, and the stepper shape looks great with the leaves and sunflower. Congratulations on joining the DT over at Crafty Calendar Challenge and will look forward to seeing your first post. x

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  6. What a wonderful gorilla for your grand nephew, just love your card. Also, Congratulations for joining the DT over at Crafty Calendar. Thank you for joining us at City Crafter :)

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  7. What great memories for you all x Such a thoughtful card for Gilby x Many Congratulations on you being on the DT x

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  8. Congrats on your new DT spot, and TFS those adorable photos too! How precious are those moments captured on film! Fun card too for an animal loving young man - who has a beautiful head of hair too btw! LOL

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  9. Hi Liz,
    congrats on your new DT placement.
    what a very brilliant card for your great nephew I bet he was so pleased with it.
    Super image of the Gorilla and a very lovely design.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  10. Awwww Gilby is a lovely young man - bet he loved his thoughtful and fun card Liz! Congrats on your DT role, look forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations. Shabneez x

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  11. Your card is adorable and what a fun time at the zoo! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘LEAVE it to me!’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

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  12. Liz, I LOVE your cute card! The sunflower just makes that big old gorilla even cuter. Also loved the photos and that precious little monkey thinking he could get to that flower. Your great nephew has a lot of patience to do that.
    Lynn

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  13. Oops! Forgot to give you a big congrats on the new DT too!
    Lynn

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  14. congrats on your new DT position Liz.
    Wonderful birthday card and fabulous photo.
    Pam x

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  15. Oh how sweet.
    Love the image and the addition of the leaves and sunflower. Super card.
    Congrats on the DT too.

    Kath x

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  16. Super cute card for a super cute kid!

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  17. Congrats on your new DT!! This is so adorable!! I love the gorilla!! The sunflower is a beautiful touch!! And what sweet pictures of Gilby and the monkey!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  18. How cute is this card!Love the sunflowers, they make the card so lovely!! But Gilby is the cutest, such sweet baby! The photos are fabulous!
    Big congrats for your DT, very well deserved!!

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  19. Congrats Liz! What a fun card!

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  20. Oh how fun, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

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  21. This is such a cute card for Gilby! He's got great hair too! Perfect card for the next David Attenborough for sure! He'll love it!

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  22. This is awesome. Love the pictures of your great nephew. We could use more Attenboroughs. [Bunny]

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  23. Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

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  24. Hi Liz, a wonderful card for Gilby's birthday how lucky you found the download image. Looks like Gilby is enjoying his time with the little monkey... have a wonderful week... Megan

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  25. A fun birthdaycard for him! HAve a fun week!

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  26. Liz a really cute photo of Gilby and the monkey...love that and love your grrrrrrillor...xx [aNNie]

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  27. A fantastic card Liz, I love the gorilla you've found. Your photos are great too.

    Sue xx

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  28. Congratulations Liz on your DT post, such great news!
    Fabulous card for your great nephew, perfect image!
    Janice x

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  29. Congrats on joining the design team... Cute card Liz and Happy Birthday to your great nephew

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  30. I LOVE the image you chose, it makes such a fabulous card and Gilby will love it I'm sure, the photos are just a wonder and joy.
    Faiht
    x

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  31. Congratulations on the DT appointment, Liz! They are lucky to have you! Your gorilla card is aces!! Thanks for sharing those adorable photos of Gilby and the little monkey enjoying the flower! Made my day!! Hugs, Darnell

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  32. Brilliant card Liz and just perfect for young Gilby! That little monkey is fascinated by the flower - such lovely photos.

    And, what fabby news about the DT position. Well deserved and I'll be watching to see your DT makes (have been a follower of the challenge for a while but never seem to have time - too busy sweeping up the Playground empties!!).

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  33. Brilliant card and wonderful photos x

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  34. Oops I forgot to say huge congratulations on the DT position x

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  35. Another Cute entry with this Gorilla card...Thank you so much for joining us again at Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with dies Challenge. Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal

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